Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to temporarily cut the cost of a lifetime sportsman’s license in half for children and young adults.
Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
Conservationists released a plan to map illegal fishing — from outer space — by tapping into the very global positioning and fish-finding mechanisms that help lead industrial-scale fishermen to the fish.
Oil company BP recently discovered natural asphalt mounds that hold a mysterious ecosystem off the coast of Angola.
The Coast Guard scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday night in Hollywood, Fla., to hear comments on proposed changes to the operation of the Florida East Coast Railroad Bridge across the New River in Fort Lauderdale in connection with a proposed high-speed passenger rail service.
At the request of the New England Fishery Management Council, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking two actions based on new information showing changes in Gulf of Maine cod and haddock stocks.
The oyster business is booming again on the western shore of Maryland — the state has issued 111 oyster-farming leases in the last few years — but the region’s watermen are not happy.
A decline in spawning-age striped bass led an interstate fishery commission that regulates fishing along the East Coast to cut landings for next year by 25 percent from this year.
Bonnier Custom Insights conducted its second annual Boat Builder Survey in conjunction with Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing and Marlin magazines to provide a boat buyers’ guide.
Fishery managers in the Gulf of Mexico region approved a contentious management plan for red snapper that recreational fishermen say will give charter captains the lion’s share of the catch allowance.
A nasty-smelling shark repellent developed to reduce shark bycatch — and so effective it tends to leave humans gasping for breath — received accolades in a report to Congress by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.